A few articles worth noting, post-Four/26:
- The Post's Mike DeBonis and Tim Craig predict that Vincent Orange's victory will cause a stalemate on the D.C. Council.
- The City Paper's Alan Suderman analyzes the results of the election, and comes up with this: Orange may well be positioning himself for another run at the council's top spot.
- Greater Greater Washington notes that being appointed to the D.C. Council seems to be the political equivalent of the kiss of death.
- In one of Orange's first comments after his victory, he was already complaining about his likely office in the Wilson Building. (I've been there, for the record, and it's perfectly fine.)
- After the way the election shaped up, many are asking: is it time for Instant Runoff Voting?
- D.C. Watch's Gary Imhoff seems to think that the "racial divide in politics in this city is exaggerate." Looking at the way the vote broke down, I don't think that's true. Only Sekou Biddle and Josh Lopez had any real crossover appeal. Patrick Mara, Bryan Weaver and Orange all appealed to very distinct and very different demographics. Also, the final days of campaigning again included some thinly-veiled references to race, so it's hard to underestimate the role it played on how Four/26 turned out.